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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173597
Last updated: 5 March 2020
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Date:27-OCT-1940
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7539
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Half Moon Lane, Hildenborough, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Gravesend
Narrative:
Spitfire P7539 dived at high speed into the ground while on patrol, crashing on land to the rear of the Half Moon public house.
No reason for the accident was found, but oxygen failure was suspected.
Pilot:
P/O (78976) John Romney Mather RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.


Sources:

Spitfire production list
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2015 08:22 angels one five Added
09-Feb-2015 21:32 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2015 17:26 Fuck Dun Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2019 01:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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